Oregon legislators call them “Christmas trees,” bills such as this year’s $5.3 billion transportation package, and there’s a reason for that: It turns out that these bills typically include shiny new presents for almost everyone. 66 more words
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Albany Police Lt. Jerry Drum brought a catalog of digital scales into Capt. Eric Carter’s office one morning in late July.
The two officers planned to order at least one precision scale in preparation for something they never had to do before: measure the exact amount of methamphetamine found on a suspect. 14 more words
North Albany resident Tom Cordier has been on a bit of a tear lately, addressing both the Greater Albany Public Schools Board of Trustees and the Linn County Board of Commissioners about what he sees as signs of big trouble in the area’s public schools. 50 more words
In July, two large cranes lifted 57 tons of timber trusses from the Gilkey Covered Bridge and gently placed the huge wooden beams onto Goar Road. 27 more words
The state last week released its biannual count of Oregon’s homeless, and although the numbers are interesting, they come with a batch of caveats that are worth keeping in mind. 38 more words